Patrols Increase During Eastern Montana Fair And Rodeo
Contact: Charity Watt, Montana Department of Transportation
Contact: Capt. Ed Hilbert, Montana Highway Patrol, 406-377-8504,
Patrols increase during Eastern Montana Fair and Rodeo
Miles City – Summertime means fair time in Montana. Crowds will
gather to enjoy the entertainment, exhibits, animals and food at the
Eastern Montana Fair and Rodeo. But travelers should be aware that
the Montana Highway Patrol has scheduled additional patrols to be on
the lookout for unsafe drivers August 22 through 25.
“The Eastern Montana Fair and Rodeo is a great event,” said Capt. Ed
Hilbert with the Montana Highway Patrol. “Families and people of all
ages drive to Miles City to take in all the fun. We have a
responsibility to protect public safety surrounding the event, so we
advise anyone who will be driving to avoid drinking alcohol.”
While the extra patrols are focused on impaired driving, Capt.
Hilbert asks for everyone’s help in improving safety on Montana
roads. “We hope people will look out for their friends and family.
Problems are easy to avoid: don’t let yourself be distracted while
driving, stay within speed limits, don’t drink if you plan to drive,
and make sure everyone in the car is buckled up.”
The Eastern Montana Fair and Rodeo will have something for everyone,
but if alcohol is going to be part of the day at the fair, plan ahead
and have a designated driver.
The extra patrols are funded by the Montana Department of
Transportation Selective Traffic Enforcement Program. More than forty
law enforcement agencies around the state participate in enhanced
enforcement to address traffic safety. For more safety-related
information please access the Montana Department of Transportation’s